Gresti Castle or Pietratagliata
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According to local historians, this picturesque and charming (but also very abandoned) place has an ancient history. It maybe even dates back to the Greek or pre-Hellenistic era. The view is amazing, since it is an actual small castle in ruins, sheltered by majestic rocks. The structure is so old that it is hard to say, but chronicles certainly date it back to the time of the Arab rule in Sicily. From here armies and local lords moved to conquer major cities in eastern Sicily, such as Noto and Castrogiovanni (Enna). When the Normans conquered the island, the castle was the seat of the Lombard colony, and then it was passed from hand to hand. Counts, barons and kings did not halt its decline, which now distinguishes it entirely.

 

 

Strada Provinciale 67, 94010 Aidone (EN)
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  Click to listen highlighted text! According to local historians, this picturesque and charming (but also very abandoned) place has an ancient history. It maybe even dates back to the Greek or pre-Hellenistic era. The view is amazing, since it is an actual small castle in ruins, sheltered by majestic rocks. The structure is so old that it is hard to say, but chronicles certainly date it back to the time of the Arab rule in Sicily. From here armies and local lords moved to conquer major cities in eastern Sicily, such as Noto and Castrogiovanni (Enna). When the Normans conquered the island, the castle was the seat of the Lombard colony, and then it was passed from hand to hand. Counts, barons and kings did not halt its decline, which now distinguishes it entirely.     Strada Provinciale 67, 94010 Aidone (EN) Always available    

 

 

 


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